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Dorset Police Confident they're Ready for the Olympics

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8:05am 27th July 2012

Athletes from all across the world have arrived and the tourists are flooding in to witness the Olympic Games in Weymouth.

Dorset Police say they face a "huge task" but say they're ready to make sure the town remains safe and secure.

The National Sailing Academy - where the sailing events will take place - is the biggest Olympic venue outside of London.

Our local force has been preparing for the Games for 7 years and are welcoming up to 200 extra officers from across the South West and from as far away as Northern Ireland to help nto just Police the County, but to protect local communities as normal.

Below is a list of advice from Dorset Police.


The following advice is being issued to residents and visitors ahead of the Games:

" Keep your possessions safe and in crowded places keep your bag closed and in front of you

" Remember to close and lock all windows and doors, even if you only leave the house for a few minutes.

" Remove all valuables from your vehicle

" Limit your alcohol consumption, as you are more likely to have an accident or fall victim to crime when drunk

" Do not leave bags or belongings unattended, it may cause an unnecessary security alert

" Only purchase tickets from the London 2012 website, Don't be tempted by other websites or ticket touts - they could be fraudulent and you might end up paying lots of money for fake or non-existent tickets

" If you need to contact Dorset Police call 101. Only dial 999 when a crime is in progress or life is at risk

" Check the weather and conditions before setting out on journeys and exercise caution if you encounter standing water on the roads 

" Wear appropriate clothing e.g. loose cotton clothing and a sun hat if it is hot; and appropriate footwear to avoid trips and falls

" When the sun comes out, apply plenty of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or over

" Make sure you take plenty of drinking water

" Carbon Monoxide is the silent killer. Gas barbecues in enclosed spaces can be lethal

" Having a barbecue? Please don't put it in the bin

" When you're done, put that cigarette out, right out

" Never leave candles unattended

" Smoke alarms: fit, test and maintain

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